Everyone heard the passage of Moses delivering the children of Israel out of Egypt, and how they desired to go back to Egypt to eat the leeks, and onions that Pharaoh served them as slaves. They thought it would be better to be in slavery than to believe that their God will lead Moses and them out of Egypt. As they continued their journey the more the Children of Israel murmured (complain). Moses, being the great leader that he was; he was put under an enormous amount of committment to bring so many people out of Egypt.
Moses could have decided to leave in the middle of the night and leave the slaves stranded in the desert. Moses could have been MIA (missing in action), but he was doing the will of God. The God of Moses, spoke to him to show the people that God was still in control of the situation. In the word of God it reads as follows:
"Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.
And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily." Exodus 16:4-5 (KJV)
Our leaders must hear from God on how to resolve issues of this world; instead of acting so hastely. When acting hastely it will cause more discomfort for all people.
How many leaders would have been committed to take so many people to the Promise land? Probably not many would have taken on this responsiblity like Moses.
Moses was given such a big responsibility, but it got more difficult for Moses to continue to provide for the Children of Israel because of their complaining. Even when God proved himself to the children of Israel, they still complained.
God was proving himself not only to Moses or the Children of Israel, but to the future generations to come. Out God is wanting the nation of people to know the he is one that will get anyone through every crises that may come their way. But we as the people must remember not to complain.
@Copyright 2010 Evelyn J. Johnson